Saturday we drove to visit Monticello which was Thomas Jefferson's home. I studied it in college and have wanted to visit it ever since. I had no idea what a drive it would be or that when we got there we would have to buy tickets for certain tour times. Thankfully, we were able to get into a children's tour so we didn't have to wait several hours for one of the adult tours. It was pretty expensive too, but it was a really neat place to see.
The inside of the home was very unusual. We were not allowed to take pictures inside, which was hard for me because the light in the home was beautiful. Stella was wide-eyed the whole time and she exclaimed: "I can't believe I am in a president's house!" She and the girls kept hold of the maps throughout our trip and kept us on top of where to go during our visit. It was really a beautiful day, and we even got out a nickel so the girls could see that this famous home is on the back of it.
Sunday after church I insisted that we take some family pictures. I wanted to take them as a thank you for letting us stay. And also I know that these guys have not had a family picture since the last time I was there. They just put on quick outfits and we went to an elementary school that evening. The pictures turned out beautiful because these guys are so beautiful. Here are a few of my favorites.
I think one of Stella's favorite parts of the whole visit was that she was able to have real sleepovers with her friends because she actually got to sleep over in their room. She looked forward to it every night. The last night we were there things were getting silly and giggly before bedtime and instead of telling them to keep it down I just encouraged it and took pictures with my phone. So fun.